An apparent human bone found on Cape Charles beach Saturday, Aug. 5, was reportedly the second suspected human bone found recently on the town’s public beach.
The woman who discovered the apparent human jawbone was told by a Cape Charles police officer that another person also found a suspected bone on the beach.
Cape Charles Police Chief Jim Pruitt confirmed the second bone. The Eastern Shore Post has reached back out to Pruitt for confirmation on the first bone.
The officer who investigated the Aug. 5 bone finding “said someone had recently found another one,” said Jennifer Wootten, the Accomack County woman who found the jaw bone.
Pruitt said the bone has been taken to the Virginia Department of Forensic Science laboratory in Norfolk for identification.
Cape Charles’ Chesapeake Bay beach is one of the town’s premier amenities, drawing large crowds of visitors each day.